James Jeter (1921–2007)


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James Jeter was born in Star, Texas, on September 15, 1921. He was an only child, raised by his Mother and two stepfathers. His father, whom he never knew, died in 1931. Jim joined the Merchant Marines during World War 2, and earned the title of Golden Gloves boxer during this time. When stationed in Malaysia, he contracted malaria but was able to... See full bio »

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(age 85) in Houston, Texas, USA

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Blow Out Film Lab Man
(1981)
A Perfect World Oldtimer - Perrys' Neighbor
(1993)
(1980)
(1966)

Filmography

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 1994 Gambler V: Playing for Keeps (TV Movie)
Captain (as Jim Jeter)
 1993 A Perfect World
Oldtimer - Perrys' Neighbor
 1992 The Habitation of Dragons (TV Movie)
Man in Crowd
 1991 Without Warning: The James Brady Story (TV Movie)
Adm. Glover
 1988 Cohen and Tate
Trooper #1
 1985 Hunter (TV Series)
Bodyguard
- The Last Kill (1985) ... Bodyguard
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini Series)
Truck Driver
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Truck Driver
 1983 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Sheriff
- Big Brothers, Duke (1983) ... Sheriff
 1983 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Guard
- The Fast Lane (1983) ... Guard
 1983 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Mike
- Win One for the Gipper??? (1983) ... Mike
 1982 Father Murphy (TV Series)
Bartender
- Outrageous Fortune (1982) ... Bartender
 1980-1982 CHiPs (TV Series)
Bert / Charlie
- Overload (1982) ... Bert
- Jailbirds (1980) ... Charlie
 1982 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Trucker #4
- Acts of Love (1982) ... Trucker #4
 1981-1982 Hart to Hart (TV Series)
Policeman / Plainclothes Cop #1
- Harts on Their Toes (1982) ... Policeman
- The Hartbreak Kid (1981) ... Plainclothes Cop #1
 1982 The Border
Frank
 1981 Blow Out
Film Lab Man
 1980 A Change of Seasons
Truck Driver
 1980 Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (TV Movie)
Guard Fairgate
 1980 The Jayne Mansfield Story (TV Movie)
Middle-Aged Man
 1978-1980 Family (TV Series)
Store Detective / Policeman / Man
- The Ties That Bind (1980) ... Store Detective (as James Jetter)
- Disco Queen (1979) ... Policeman
- Lifeline (1978) ... Man
 1980 The Hollywood Knights
Smitty
 1980 The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle
Martin Bormann (uncredited)
 1980 CBS Library (TV Series)
Mr. Thurmond
- Animal Talk (1980) ... Mr. Thurmond
 1974-1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Hans Dorfler
- Wilder and Wilder (1980) ... Hans Dorfler
- The Third Miracle (1979) ... Hans Dorfler
- Castoffs (1977) ... Hans Dorfler (as Jim Jeter)
- The Race (1976) ... Hans Dorfler
- The Richest Man in Walnut Grove (1975) ... Hans Dorfler (as Jim Jeter)
 1979 The French Atlantic Affair (TV Mini Series)
Al
- Episode #1.3 (1979) ... Al
- Episode #1.2 (1979) ... Al
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Al
 1979 The Last Word
Desk Sergeant
 1979 Diary of a Teenage Hitchhiker (TV Movie) (as James Jeeter)
 1979 Bender (TV Movie)
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series)
Lou
- Lobo's Revenge (1979) ... Lou (as Jim Jeter)
 1979 Fast Break
Officer Hedgewood
 1978 A Woman Called Moses (TV Mini Series)
Bowers
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... Bowers
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... Bowers
 1978 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Sheriff Milburn / Officer McRainey
- Heartaches of a Fool (1978) ... Sheriff Milburn
- The Paper Palace (1978) ... Officer McRainey
 1978 Matilda
ASPCA Attendant #3
 1978 F.I.S.T.
Mike Quinn
 1978 Columbo (TV Series)
Security Guard
- Make Me a Perfect Murder (1978) ... Security Guard (uncredited)
 1977 The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (TV Movie)
Lew
 1977 Black Sunday
Watchman
 1977 Quincy M.E. (TV Series)
Jack Shannon
- Visitors in Paradise (1977) ... Jack Shannon
 1977 Most Wanted (TV Series)
Patrolman Harris
- The Ritual Killer (1977) ... Patrolman Harris (uncredited)
 1977 Fun with Dick and Jane
Immigration Officer
 1976-1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Smitty
- Bad Shoot (1977) ... Smitty
- Thicker Than Water (1976) ... (uncredited)
- Wax Job (1976) ... Smitty
 1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Sheriff Bittner
- Welcome to Santa Rosa County (1976) ... Sheriff Bittner
 1976 Bound for Glory
Crippled Whitey - Hobo (on train)
 1976 Arthur Hailey's the Moneychangers (TV Mini Series)
Prison Guard
- Part I (1976) ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
 1976 The Krofft Supershow (TV Series)
Grafton (segment: Wonderbug)
- Episode #1.7 (1976) ... Grafton (segment: Wonderbug)
 1976 Wonderbug (TV Series)
Grafton
- Wonderbug Express (1976) ... Grafton
 1976 Big John, Little John (TV Series)
Mr. Boswell
- Big Scare, Little Scare (1976) ... Mr. Boswell
 1976 Assault on Precinct 13
Precinct Captain (uncredited)
 1975-1976 Switch (TV Series)
Dinallo / Randall
- Pirates of Tin Pan Alley (1976) ... Randall (as Jim Jeter)
- The Cold War Con (1975) ... Dinallo
- The Cruise Ship Murders (1975) ... Dinallo
 1976 The Big Bus
Bus Bartender
 1975 M*A*S*H (TV Series)
General's driver
- The Price of Tomato Juice (1975) ... General's driver (uncredited)
 1975 The Family Holvak (TV Series)
Shorty
- First Love: Part 2 (1975) ... Shorty
- First Love: Part 1 (1975) ... Shorty
 1975 Katherine (TV Movie)
Fireman
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Bus Driver
 1975 The Four Deuces
Capt. 'Smitty' Baird
 1975 Barbary Coast (TV Series)
Irate Gambler
- The Barbary Coast (1975) ... Irate Gambler (uncredited)
 1975 Delancey Street: The Crisis Within (TV Movie)
Second Guard
 1975 A Shadow in the Streets (TV Movie)
Travis
 1975 The Mary Tyler Moore Show (TV Series)
Customer
- The Shame of the Cities (1975) ... Customer
 1974 Harry O (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- Accounts Balanced (1974) ... Cab Driver
 1974 Get Christie Love! (TV Series)
Cab Driver
- Bullet from the Grave (1974) ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
 1974 Hurricane (TV Movie)
Billy
 1974 The Family Kovack (TV Movie)
Albert
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Station Owner
- The Zoo (1974) ... Station Owner
 1973-1974 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Barker / Creech
- The Town Tamers (1974) ... Barker
- Shadler (1973) ... Creech
 1973 The Waltons (TV Series)
Poacher 1
- The Fawn (1973) ... Poacher 1
 1973 Dusty's Trail (TV Series)
Rafe Skullner
- Not So Magnificent Seven (1973) ... Rafe Skullner
 1973 Oklahoma Crude
Stapp
 1973 Banacek (TV Series)
Bar Patron
- The Greatest Collection of Them All (1973) ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1963-1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Male Storekeeper / Stage Guard / Buck / ...
- Forever (1972) ... Male Storekeeper
- The Younger Brothers' Younger Brother (1972) ... Stage Guard
- Terror at 2:00 (1971) ... Buck
- Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing (1970) ... Charlie - Blacksmith
- The Clarion (1969) ... Jeff Cotton
 1971 The Christian Licorice Store
Texas Man
 1971 Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series)
Sergeant
- Goober, the Elder (1971) ... Sergeant
 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series)
Grip
- Jenny, Who Bombs Buildings (1970) ... Grip
 1970 The High Chaparral (TV Series)
Bum #1
- Spokes (1970) ... Bum #1
 1970 The Young Country (TV Movie)
Stagecoach driver (as James E. Jeter)
 1970 Nanny and the Professor (TV Series)
Deliveryman #2
- Spring, Sweet Spring (1970) ... Deliveryman #2
 1969 Land of the Giants (TV Series)
Studio Gateman
- Comeback (1969) ... Studio Gateman
 1963-1968 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Hank - Bartender / Farr / Passenger / ...
- Lady with a Past (1968) ... Hank - Bartender
- Crullers at Sundown! (1966) ... Farr
- A Picture of a Lady (1965) ... Passenger
- Fighting Sky Pilot (1965) ... Hank
- The Streets of El Paso (1964) ... Jack
 1968 Ice Station Zebra
2nd Barman (uncredited)
 1968 Hang 'Em High
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
 1968 Batman (TV Series)
Train Guard
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... Train Guard
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Bus Driver
- This Guy Smith (1968) ... Bus Driver
 1968 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Fred
- No Law Against Murder (1968) ... Fred
 1967 Cool Hand Luke
Wickerman (uncredited)
 1967 The Big Mouth
Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
 1966 The Sand Pebbles
Farren
 1966 The Chase
Man (uncredited)
 1965 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Harry
- The Night of the Human Trigger (1965) ... Harry (uncredited)
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series)
Army Sgt. / Telegrapher
- The Testing Post (1965) ... Army Sgt. (uncredited)
- The Winter Soldier (1965) ... Telegrapher
 1965 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Waiter
- Go West, Young Martian: Part 1 (1965) ... Waiter
 1964 Kiss Me, Stupid
Waiter at Desert Sands (uncredited)
 1964 The Best Man
Mayor (uncredited)
Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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